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Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain's record fifth medal in Pyeongchang  
Billy Morgan wins bronze in the men's snowboard big air to secure Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history.  

Florida shooting: NRA-linked firms hit by consumer boycott  
Hertz and Enterprise Holdings are among corporate partners shunning the powerful gun lobby.  

Africans at the Winter Olympics: Inspirational - or glory-hunters?  
A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.  

Watch the jump that secured historic GB bronze  
Watch the jump that secured Great Britain's Billy Morgan the bronze medal in the men's snowboard big air, making Pyeongchang 2018 GB's most successful Winter Olympics.  

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested  
The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.  

The news that made us smile this week  
This week, we had the K-pop Norwegians. And the world's greatest commute. And much more.  

'Why we run a boarding house for puppies'  
Meet the volunteer puppy "hoteliers" who help charities meet spiralling demand for assistance dogs.  

The 'water war' brewing over the new River Nile dam  
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.  

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'  
President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, an indictment says.  

Rent burden 'leads to student stress'  
Students are suffering from stress and anxiety owing to the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested.  

Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns  
Iain McNicol is standing down to "pursue new challenges" after seven years in the role.  

The UK's first male basketball cheerleader  
After battling stereotypes, Terrell Lawrence finds his calling as a cheerleader.  

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?  
Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.  

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work  
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.  

Are you suffering from galanthomania?  
Do you have "dirty knee syndrome"? Prize snowdrop bulbs can sell for thousands, as experts explain.  

'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca  
A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.  

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?  
Smartphone sales are falling - could the fact they increasingly have similar designs be why?  

Six Nations: England & Scotland rivalry, Wales & Ireland in 'grudge match'  
England coach Eddie Jones accuses Scotland of gamesmanship as the teams prepare for Saturday's Six Nations clash and their 136th meeting.  

Paper review: Meat safety fears and 'more questions' for Corbyn  
The Guardian reports over half of factories had "major" food safety breaches between 2014 and 2017.  

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace  
At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.  

Six Nations: France 34-17 Italy  
Mathieu Bastareaud impresses on his France return as the hosts pick up a comfortable Six Nations win at the Stade Velodrome.  

Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed  
Civilians in a rebel enclave bear the brunt of the bombing while world powers haggle.  

Scotland v England: Murrayfield crowd will inspire England, says Chris Robshaw  
A hostile Murrayfield crowd this weekend will only serve to bring England's players closer together, says flanker Chris Robshaw.  

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City manager charged for wearing political ribbon  
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is charged for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of FA regulations.  

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap  
President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.  

Women's Six Nations 2018: Scotland 8-43 England  
England Women score seven tries to beat Scotland and maintain their pursuit of a second consecutive Six Nations Grand Slam.  

What the British think of arming teachers  
President Trump says he wants some US teachers to be trained to tackle gunmen. What do British people think?  

Which haircuts have been banned from schools?  
The "McDonalds" haircut was banned in a Norfolk school - but it's not the first cut to cause controversy.  

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'  
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.  

Do people agree with Kylie Jenner on the Snapchat update?  
We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.  

UK weather: Spring 'postponed' as cold snap hits UK  
Freezing air from Russia could give the UK its coldest February week for five years.  

Winter Olympics: Curling heartbreak, teen sensations and goals galore  
Watch the best of the action from day 14 of the Winter Olympics, including Great Britain in the curling semi-final, a figure skating shock and a thrilling ice hockey encounter.  

Criticism of Justin Trudeau's Bhangra dance and outfit choice  
The Canadian prime minister took to the stage in Delhi, but not everybody is a fan of his dancing or outfits.  

Winter Olympics: Great Britain's women curlers lose 10-5 to Sweden in semi-finals  
Great Britain's women curlers lose to Sweden in the Winter Olympic semi-finals and will play Japan for a bronze medal on Saturday.  

Zagitova, 15, wins figure skating gold  
Alina Zagitova wins Olympic athletes from Russia's first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's single figure skating.  

Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018  
The Britons, the medals, the highlights - everything you need to know about every day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  

Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus  
The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.  

Winter Olympics: Germany stun defending champions Canada to face OAR in men's ice hockey final  
Germany reach the men's ice hockey final at the Winter Olympics for the first time by ending Canada's reign in the semi-final.  

Gogglebox star quits the show to 'pursue a career in TV'  
Chris Butland-Steed was part of the Channel 4 show for 10 series alongside his ex Stephen Webb.  

Winter Olympics: Watch Germany's 'incredible' trick shot ice hockey goal  
Frank Mauer scores with an "incredible" trick shot to give Germany a 3-0 lead against Canada in their Winter Olympics ice hockey semi-final.  

KFC's apology for running out of chicken is pretty cheeky  
The fast-food chain switched the three letters in its name around to apologise to customers.  

Oxfam scandal: Nine charts that show what charities do  
The Oxfam revelations have raised questions about the charity sector. But what do they do?  

The low-cost mini satellites bringing mobile to the world  
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.  

The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'too much'  
Concerns about time spent online are widespread, but knowing how much is 'healthy' is difficult.  

Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova beats Evgenia Medvedeva to figure skating gold  
Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova becomes the youngest women's figure skating champion since 1998, defeating fellow Russian and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in the process.  

Winter Olympics: Kelsey Serwa wins women's ski cross gold  
Kelsey Serwa claims gold in the women's ski cross as part of a Canadian one-two at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  

Why Ruth Wilson is having an identity crisis  
The actress wonders whether she will escape being cast as characters called Alice or Alison.  

Nationalism in heart of Europe needles EU  
Alarm over migrants fuels resurgent nationalism in Central Europe, Jenny Hill reports.  

The £10-a-game poker player who won $2.6m  
Caravan salesman John Hesp plays poker once a month, so it was a huge shock when he went to Las Vegas and won a small fortune.  

Quiz: And Salma's joke was... what?  
7 days quiz: It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?  

Olympic champion crashes out of ski cross heats  
Canada's defending women's ski cross champion Marielle Thompson crashes less than 100m into the first heat of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  

Labour and customs union: Evolution not revolution  
BBC political correspondent Iain Watson on Labour's Brexit policy 'evolution'.  

Winter Olympics: USA end 20-year wait, stunning stone & halfpipe heaven  
Watch the best of the action from day 13 of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, including a thrilling women's ice-hockey final and a stunning stone in the curling.  

Winter Olympics: Elise Christie celebrates Sandor Liu Shaolin's relay gold  
Elise Christie finally has something to celebrate as boyfriend Sandor Liu Shaolin wins the 5,000m short track relay gold in Pyeongchang.  

Winter Olympics: GB's Dave Ryding eyes medal at Beijing 2022 after finishing ninth  
Great Britain's Dave Ryding targets a medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics after finishing ninth in the slalom in Pyeongchang.  

Emotions run high on university pickets  
Tears and anger on the picket lines as staff begin a strike at 64 universities across England.  

'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'  
Pauline Dakin's childhood was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises - it wasn't until many years later that she found out why.  

The dirtiest place in your kitchen might surprise you...  
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?  

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig  
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.  

'I took my wife's name - and then the hassle began'  
Two men describe the difficulties they experienced when they took their wife's last name.  

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith  
In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.  

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Inspirational Africans - or glory-hunters?  
A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.  

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested  
The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.  

How the Nile could see a 'water war'  
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.  

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'  
President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, an indictment says.  

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?  
Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.  

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work  
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.  

White House barrier hit by vehicle, Secret Service says  
A 35-year-old woman is taken into custody after the crash, the Secret Service says.  

'Groped by Holy Mosque guard during Hajj' in Mecca  
A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.  

Deaf Eritrean twins break barriers in fashion world  
Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.  

Somalia al-Shabab: Deadly double car bombing near presidential palace  
At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.  

Syria war: UN Security Council truce vote delayed  
Civilians in a rebel enclave bear the brunt of the bombing while world powers haggle.  

Nigerian president apologises for Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap  
President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.  

US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May  
Israel hails the move but a Palestinian official says it is a "blatant provocation".  

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'  
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.  

How young conservatives view #NeverAgain  
As Florida students lead calls for stricter gun laws, how do activists on the right see the movement?  

US to impose 'largest ever' N Korea sanctions  
More than 50 ships and firms will be targeted in another move against North Korea's nuclear programme.  

Steve Jobs: Apple founder's 1973 job application going on sale  
The document is riddled with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but could sell for $50,000.  

Syria war: Who are Russia's shadowy Wagner mercenaries?  
Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.  

Zurich shooting: Two people dead from gun wounds near UBS bank  
Swiss police say a man shot a woman multiple times before turning the gun on himself.  

Rohingya villages destroyed 'to erase evidence'  
Satellite images suggest more than 50 villages have been demolished, Human Rights Watch claims.  

Doping whistleblower in Olympics warning  
The IOC faces "the most important moment in its history" over whether it allows Russian athletes to parade with their national flag on Sunday.  

Re-drawing the real-life Black Panthers  
The real Black Panthers - an artist is trying to give those still imprisoned a "presence on the outside".  

Stolen Degas painting Les Choristes found on a bus  
The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.  

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit  
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.  

Trump: 'Armed school officer lacked courage'  
The US President said Deputy Scot Peterson who failed to intervene in a mass shooting did "a poor job".  

Armed teacher's fear? 'Missing and hitting a student'  
Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.  

The Olympics delegate accused of masterminding deadly attacks  
General Kim Yong-chol was accused of masterminding deadly attacks on the South.  

Indonesian president pays $800 for Metallica gift  
Metalhead president is hailed for buying back gift in fight against corruption.  

Moscow university students protest World Cup fan zone  
Russian students claim partial victory over plans to force them off campus during the World Cup.  

Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again  
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.  

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